Feb 17, 2019


Warcross, #1
 marie lu.

Publisher  G.P Putnman's Sons Books.
Publication Date: September 12,2017.
Genre: YA Science Fiction.
 Format|Pages: Hardcover|353.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library


For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life.

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. 

This book…This story, a lot of emotions. It was astonishing.

There were so much going on in here, from start to the end. I am not a gamer, I played few games when I was teen, but did not played it often. I was hooked only after few pages into reading WARCROSS . I loved the whole idea behind WARCROSS and its unique, unlike any other book that I read before. A story that is impossible to put down, every page and every chapter will have you craving for more. I am already craving for the next book in series and placed it on hold at library. I know that it will end up being one of my favorite series, I can’t wait to see what will happen with Emika next. Emika, she’s an amazing character, I loved her from beginning to the end and I am curious to see what’s going happen with her next, especially now that she knows what Hideo has planned. Will she be able to stop him? I have the same feeling as she does when she did when she found out. Shock. Anger. Betrayal. I can’t imagine having someone you trust and cared so much for, how the betrayal might feel like. I know why Hideo did it, and despite that, it doesn’t make it okay. It makes sense why he took her out of game, and off the job. I wondered what the real reason behind it was.

It did not take long, to see a connection between Hideo and Emika. I know that she felt it as well, just not wanting to admit it at first. I do wonder, after finding out Hideo’s plan if he actually cared about her or not. Even if he wanted her by her side. I wonder if he thought that Emika would understand. There were a lot of questions when I reached the end of the book. Now that the truth is out, what will happen with them? That ending, how can you not want to pick the next book right away? I have a feeling that more challenges are about to come Emika’s way. I am hoping that she will find a way to stop him. All the gaming details, and descriptions were amazing. They were so vivid, I felt as I was there along with Emika, playing the game along with her. Everything about the game, the story and the characters felt so realistic to me. I loved the name, WARCROSS , just the name itself, so captivating. If it weren’t for classes and work, I would read it a lot faster than I have. Just when you thought you could put it down; a sudden twist will have you reading late into night.

WARCROSS is a first novel that I read by MARIE LU and I heard nothing but amazing things about this author. Now I know why, she’s brilliant. There wasn’t a single thing that I did not enjoy in this book. Each chapter had me falling in love more with the story. I wish that I could give this book more than five stars. Do you like science fiction? Are you a gamer or enjoy games? I highly recommend picking up WARCROSS now. Be prepared for a thrilling ride!


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